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What on Earth is the Eleusis Benefit Corporation?

John Helsby

Last year, a friend of mine studying computer science at the University of Cambridge noticed a curious poster pinned up in the William Gates Building, which houses the Computer Laboratory – the computer science department of the university. The photo was taken on the 29th September 2017.

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Some questions that occur:

  • Why the emphasis on high achievers? What is the purpose of this study? Who will benefit most from understanding how the brains of high achievers respond to psychedelics? Why must they be working on a problem that is highly meaningful in the context of a professional or academic pursuit? Why must they enjoy math and/or have strong math competency? (Note the American spelling.)
  • Why are they exclusively looking for people who have never done psychedelics before?
  • Does “available in London for 6 days” mean they are dosing people on 6 different occasions? What are they doing at the follow-up sessions?
  • Why is the University of Cambridge putting posters like this up in its computer science department? Did anyone vet it to make sure it was safe?

A friend studying chemical engineering at Imperial College London saw similar posters pinned around the walls of his department – he can’t recall precisely the date but believes it to have been around 2016. Searching online I found a Facebook post from “Berrak Kocaoglu Selek” to Cambridge University Data Science Society advertising the same research experiment.

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Note that in this post he is looking for both volunteers naive and non-naive to psychedelics.

I also found a reddit post on the /r/london subreddit dated 11th December 2015 which I will reproduce below:

So my girlfriend just got given a really weird leaflet…

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She works around Silicon Roundabout and two young techy/hipstery looking guys knocked on her office door today and asked for a quick chat. She declined as she was busy, so they left, handing her this leaflet saying that they will be paying a considerable amount to any volunteers.

The whole thing sounded really bizarre, like some sort of fringe science study, and it intrigued me. I googled the company and their google footprint is pretty limited, mainly consisting of listings of their company Eleusis Benefit Corporation on business directories.

Upon further research I found the founder (Shlomi Raz) on linkedin, a page about the company, a pdf presentation about psychedelics, and an HRA (Health Research Authority) page about a UK study of the effects of LSD on humans.

The HRA page looks legit, so does this mean that someone is going to do a study in the UK about the effects of LSD on humans??????
The HRA page linked is dead due to a site relaunch on the part of the NHS. The new version of the page can be found here.

Two replies to this post mentioned seeing a similar leaflet at the University of Bristol.

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Just got given a leaflet in Bristol University for the same study.

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Guy just turned up at University of Bristol touting around this leaflet. This looks seriously dodgy to me for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, this Eleusis Corporation has virtually no online presence. If they were a genuine pharma company, we would be able to find out about them online. Secondly, this is not how test subjects for serious drug trials are recruited. According to the thread they are more or less just randomly handing out leaflets. There are lots of other reasons but if you want to risk your mental health on this – I’d go along. If not, steer well clear.

Government-approved experiments testing psychedelics on student volunteers are a highly unusual phenomenon. I am going to pause the discussion of Eleusis Benefit Corporation for a moment to give a fragmentary overview of some history behind government experiments with psychedelics.

The CIA’s notorious MK-Ultra program, which included dosing thousands of unwitting human subjects with LSD, represents perhaps some of the most horrifying human rights abuses in history. For an introductory history to MK-Ultra, please see Sex, Drugs and the CIA by journalist Douglas Valentine, writing in Counterpunch: parts one, two and three. To give some scope of the atrocities inflicted by the CIA during this project, here is a brief extract from Valentine’s book The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage that Shaped the DEA (2009).

One MKULTRA subproject involved keeping seven criminals high on LSD for 77 days straight.¹ Another used poisonous mushrooms; another used instruments that administered drugs through the skin without detection, as part of an “Executive Action” assassination program.² Perhaps most disturbing of all, one CIA document, dated February 10, 1954, described using hypnosis to create unsuspecting assassins.³

It was bad enough that the CIA was conducting Nuremburg-style experiments on unwitting U.S. citizens (the Nazis had tested mescalin on POWs in World War II), perhaps with the idea of created programmed assassins (what author John Marks referred to as “the search for the Manchurian Candidate”), but the Agency had the willing cooperation of numerous universities, hospitals, prisons and drug companies. The CIA’s macabre goals were to stockpile “severely incapacitating and lethal materials,” develop “gadgets for the dissemination of these materials, and “a capability to manipulate human behavior in a predictable manner through the use of drugs,” as well as “to identify new drug developments in Europe and Asia and to obtain information and samples.”⁴

1. John Marks, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, p. 63.
2. Ibid., pp. 106, 99.
3. Ibid., p. 183.
4. Kennedy Hearings, p. 159.

MK-Ultra was officially sanctioned in 1953 and officially halted in 1973. Richard Helms, then director of the CIA, ordered the destruction of the MK-Ultra files. Fortunately, a cache of documents survived the purge, having been incorrectly stored in a financial records building, and were discovered following a Freedom of Information Act request in 1977. Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, a brilliant mathematician, was famously suspected to be a victim of MK-Ultra experiments during his second year studying mathematics at Harvard University, aged 17.

The Beckley Foundation is a UK-based think tank and NGO founded and directed by Amanda Feilding. Its website states that:

Its purpose is to pioneer psychedelic research and drive evidence-based drug policy reform.

It has been busy conducting a number of legal experiments with LSD and other psychedelics in Britain. These experiments began in 2005 in conjunction with Professor David Nutt at Bristol University, and continued at Imperial College London from 2009 as part of the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme, again with David Nutt. Most recently, from 3rd September 2018, the Beckley Foundation launched the first ever placebo-controlled trial of microdosing LSD.

Its Scientific Advisory Board contains a number of well-known and extremely highly qualified figures in medicine and psychiatry, including professors from Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, the University of California, San Diego, Harvard, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Purdue University, Imperial College London, the University of Aberdeen, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Strikingly, the “In Memoriam” section of the board contains:

Note that before their deaths, the Beckley Foundation website states that they actually held a position on the board, rather than being simply honorary members for their historic contributions to the scientific research of psychedelics.

Drs. Hoffman and Shulgin are extremely famous in psychedelic culture, and hero figures to “psychonauts” the world over. However, it is worth examining the lesser known side of their history, which I was first introduced to by the imperfect but excellent book Drugs As Weapons Against Us (2015) by John Potash.

After Hoffmann synthesised LSD in 1943, he tested 250 micrograms on himself and went on a famous bicycle ride. “Bicycle day”, April 19th, became part of the mythos of LSD history, and immortalised Hoffman. Less famous is that Hoffman was working for the chemical giant Sandoz, which collaborated extensively with the Nazis. Following World War II both the Soviets and the United States bought massive quantities of LSD from Sandoz to use in mind control experiments.

The U.S. also brought back to America a large number of useful Nazis in Operation Paperclip, including many scientists. From The Daily Beast:

Since war’s end, across the ruins of the Third Reich, U.S. military officers had been capturing and then hiring Hitler’s weapons makers, in a Top Secret program that would become known as Operation Paperclip. Soon, more than 1,600 of these men and their families would be living the American dream, right here in the United States. From these Nazi scientists, U.S. military and intelligence organizations culled knowledge of Hitler’s most menacing weapons including sarin gas and weaponized bubonic plague.

As the Cold War progressed, the program expanded and got stranger still. In 1948, Operation Paperclip’s Brigadier General Charles E. Loucks, Chief of U.S. Chemical Warfare Plans in Europe, was working with Hitler’s former chemists when one of the scientists, Nobel Prize winner Richard Kuhn, shared with General Loucks information about a drug with military potential being developed by Swiss chemists. This drug, a hallucinogen, had astounding potential properties if successfully weaponized. In documents recently discovered at the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Pennsylvania, Loucks quickly became enamored with the idea that this drug could be used on the battlefield to “incapacitate not kill.” The drug was Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD.

While I shan’t go into Dr Shulgin’s history, it is worth mentioning that he worked for the chemical giant Dow Chemical Company for the majority of his career. While Shulgin enjoys a similarly positive reputation among psychonauts, Dow produced both napalm and Agent Orange for the U.S. Government in the Vietnam War. It’s worth asking what they were paying him for; presumably it was not exclusively so that Shulgin could enjoy investigating ”this remarkably rich and unexplored area [of psychoactive drugs] that I had to explore.”

Dr Ronald Sandison I had not heard of prior to researching this article. During the 1950s he worked as a consultant at Powick Hospital, where patients were subjected to electroshock treatment and lobotomies. There, he began treating patients with LSD. From The Guardian:

In 1952, he visited Switzerland where he also met Albert Hoffman, and was introduced to the idea of using LSD in the clinic. He returned to the U.K. with 100 vials of the drug – which Sandoz had by then named ‘Delysid’ – and, after discussing the matter with his colleagues, began treating patients with it (in addition to psychotherapy) towards the end of 1952.

In 2002, the NHS paid £195,000 in an out of court settlement to 43 former psychiatric patients who were treated with LSD between 1950 and 1970. Further research is needed to establish any connections, but it seems worth noting that Sandison’s LSD treatments began just a year before MK-Ultra was officially sanctioned. It seems extremely likely that, even if Sandison was not directly involved in intelligence work, intelligence agencies would have been using his findings for this purpose.

I do not wish to cast aspersions on the motives of these extremely well-respected chemists and psychiatrists; I don’t know enough about the history and pending further evidence am willing to believe that it is possible they were exclusively trying to help the world with their efforts. However, like so much of our science and technology, regardless of the intention of the scientists who pioneered their research LSD and other psychedelics have been weaponised in the most appalling manner imaginable by militaries and intelligence agencies. It is therefore worth considering whether the research conducted by the Beckley Foundation, and other research into the mysterious and powerful world of psychedelic drugs, could be exploited for such ends once again by unscrupulous individuals or organisations.

With that additional historical context, which I hope will serve as some explanation for my interest here, let’s get back to Eleusis. Their extremely low profile compared to the well-publicised research of the Beckley Foundation and low-key method of asking for volunteers, combined with the unusual nature of the research itself, made me want to investigate further.

Other than the reddit post above, details about Eleusis Benefit Corporation are sparse. Their website is totally blank save for their logo:

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As the poster of the reddit thread observed, Eleusis Benefit Corporation have received approval from the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) for their experiments. There are two research studies listed on the NHS HRA website. Both were given a “Favourable Opinion” by “London-Brent Research Ethics Committee”. I have reproduced both below.

The first:

Safety, tolerability, PK & PD of LSD in elderly healthy subjects

Research type: Research Study
Full title: A Phase 1, single-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of very low dose lysergic acid diethylamide (5µg, 10 µg, 20µg) in healthy volunteers aged 55-75 years old
IRAS ID: 177579
Contact name: Shlomi Raz
Contact email: shlomi.raz@eleusisbenefitcorp.com

Sponsor organisation: Eleusis Benefit Corporation PBC
Eudract number: 2015-000426-11
Duration of Study in the UK: 0 years, 3 months, 21 days
Research summary:
The new medicine being tested in this study is a compound called lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Research into the cognitive effects of LSD was common in the 1950s and 1960s and since then, very little research has been done. The Sponsor is investigating the therapeutic potential of low dose LSD and its potential medical applications, particularly its potential use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This study is the first in a programme of studies looking at symptom relief and potential disease modifying effects of LSD in Alzheimer’s disease. This study will look at the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of low dose LSD in elderly volunteers.

The main purpose of the study is to see how safe the study drug is and how well it is tolerated after dosing. The study will also investigate how the study drug is absorbed (taken up into the body), metabolised (chemically broken down), distributed through the body and excreted (removed from the body). This is called the pharmacokinetics (PK) of the drug. A further aim of the study is to look at the possible effects that the study drug has on learning ability, mood, sensory system and body movement.

This study will recruit healthy, non-smoking, males and females (of non-childbearing potential) between the ages of 55 and 75 years (inclusive). A total of 48 subjects will take part in the study.

Vital signs, safety ECG measurements, safety laboratory assessments, adverse events and concomitant medications will be monitored closely throughout the clinical study. Blood samples for pharmacokinetic analysis will be collected. A number of memory, knowledge, learning, awareness, mood and movement tests will be completed throughout the study in order to evaluate the cognitive effects of low dose LSD.

REC name: London – Brent Research Ethics Committee
REC reference: 15/LO/0664
Date of REC Opinion: 6 May 2015
REC opinion: Favourable Opinion

The second:

Safety, tolerability, PK & PD of low dose LSD in healthy subjects

Research type: Research Study
Full title: A Phase 1, single-centre, dose-escalation study utilising both open-label and double-blind placebo-controlled crossover design studies to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of low doses of lysergic acid diethylamide ranging from 50μg to 100μg in healthy volunteers
IRAS ID: 183359
Contact name: Shlomi Raz
Contact email: shlomi.raz@eleusisbenefitcorp.com

Sponsor organisation: Eleusis Benefit Corporation PBC
Eudract number: 2015-003151-21
Duration of Study in the UK: 1 year, 4 months, 21 days
Research summary:
The medicine being tested in this study is a compound called lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Research into the effects of LSD was common in the 1950s and 1960s and since then, very little research has been done. The Sponsor, Eleusis Benefit Corporation PBC, is investigating the therapeutic potential of low dose LSD and its medical applications, particularly its potential use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

This study is the second in a programme of studies looking at symptom relief and possible disease modifying effects of LSD in Alzheimer’s disease. This study will look at the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of low dose LSD in healthy volunteers aged 21-65 years old.

The main purpose of the study is to see how safe the study drug is and how well it is tolerated after dosing. The study will also investigate how the study drug is absorbed (taken up into the body), metabolised (chemically broken down), distributed through the body and excreted (removed from the body).

A further aim of the study is to look at the possible effects that the study drug has on learning ability, mood, body senses and movement. A number of memory, knowledge, learning, awareness, mood and movement tests will be completed throughout the study in order to assess the cognitive effects of low dose LSD.

REC name: London – Brent Research Ethics Committee
REC reference: 15/LO/1029
Date of REC Opinion: 16 September 2015
REC opinion: Further Information Favourable Opinion

I found some additional information on Eleusis using Google. Since I have no investigative journalism experience I have probably only begun to scratch the surface; nonetheless I found much of it intriguing. I have listed my findings below in a somewhat haphazard fashion in the hope that someone who knows better how to examine these sorts of organisations might find this useful as a starting point. At the end I have attempted to summarise the key findings.

Official forms and company listings

Here is a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Form D, “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities”, filled out by Eleusis Benefit Corporation, PBC on the 27th June 2016. Some noteworthy details:

  • Eleusis Benefit Corporation, PBC. Address: 222 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, 10038.
  • Phone number of issuer: 646-290-5700.
  • Related Persons: Shlomi Raz, Executive Officer and Director.
  • Industry Group: Pharmaceuticals.
  • Issuer size: in the column “Revenue Range”, “Decline to Disclose” is ticked.
  • Federal Exemption(s) and Exclusion(s) claimed: Rule 506(b).
  • Type(s) of Securities Offered: Option, Warrant or Other Right to Acquire Another Security; Security to be Acquired Upon Exercise of Option, Warrant or Other Right to Acquire Security.
  • Offering and Sales Amounts: Total Offering Amount: $1,000,000 USD. Total Amount Sold: $976,323 USD. Total Remaining to be Sold: $23,677.
  • Total number of investors who already have invested in the offering: 12.
  • Signed by Shlomi Raz, President.

Bloomberg page for Eleusis Benefit Corporation, PBC.

Bloomberg page for Shlomi Raz, “President and Director”.

Benefit corporation page for Eleusis Benefit Corporation.

CB Insights page for Eleusis Benefit Corporation. CB Insights describes itself: “We aggregate and analyze massive amounts of data and use machine learning, algorithms and data visualization to help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys with MBAs) so they can answer massive strategic questions using probability not punditry.”

  • “Eleusis Benefit Corporation seeks to develop and repurpose restricted small molecule drugs to safely address critical unmet needs.”
  • 1 Investors: Undisclosed Investors.
  • Link to a patent whose inventor is listed as Shlomi Raz; (Brooklyn, NY): “LSD FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE”. Abstract: The invention features methods and compositions for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease using lysergic acid diethylamide and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

SBIR page for Eleusis Benefit Corporation. From SBIR’s About page: “The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.”

Searching through Endole

Endole is a business information suite which lets you easily view companies, owners and their employees. In its own words: “Endole brings the best of software and data together to achieve a new standard of business intelligence. By connecting rich insights with intelligent technology, we have pioneered the way you identify opportunities, grow meaningful relationships, and understand your portfolio completely.”

Endole page for Mr Shlomi Raz.

  • Nationality: American, Israeli.
  • Date of birth: September 1984.

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Endole pages for Eleusis Therapeutics Ltd, Eleusis Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Eleusis Interim Holdings Ltd.

Eleusis Theraputics Ltd:

  • People: Mr Shlomi Raz; Mr Patrick John Stephen Vernon (British, Director, Investor, date of birth September 1984).
  • Total Assets: £200.72k. Total Liabilities: £-413.15k. Net Assets: £-212.42k. Cash in Bank: £197.77k. Employees: Unreported. Turnover: Unreported. Debt Ratio (%): 205.83%

Eleusis Pharmaceuticals Ltd:

  • Total Assets: £485.34k. Total Liabilities: £-686.26k. Net Assets: £-200.92k. Cash in Bank: £462.54k. Employees: Unreported. Turnover: Unreported. Debt Ratio (%): 141.4%.

Eleusis Interim Holdings Ltd.

  • No records.

A curiosity: Patrick John Stephen Vernon’s Endole page has him listed as the director of a number of film companies.

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Hippocampus Films Limited, Haiduc Films Limited, and Grain Labs Limited pages.

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Drever and von Eisiedel, who are listed as director of all three film companies, started Grain Media, an Oscar-winning film production company that produced the Netflix propaganda film The White Helmets, the description for which reads: “An Oscar-nominated director follows the perilous work of volunteers who brave falling bombs to rescue civilians from the carnage of Syria’s civil war.”

Vanessa Beeley understandably took issue with this film.

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Incidentally, von Eisiedel comes from the family line of Otto von Bismark.

Jeanie Finlay, only listed as director of Hippocampus Films Limited, is an artist and film-maker, according to her website.

I have found it impossible to determine who Patrick John Stephen Vernon is. He has a production credit on this terrible music video released by Grain Media. From here I found his Vimeo account, the description for which is “Self-shooting Producer/Director”. There are three videos on this account: two documentaries on Malaysia he produced with Grain Media, and an untitled video: “Christmas at The Dean’s, 2011“.

His Companies House page is here.

Companies House

The UK Government-provided Companies House service allows you to easily search through the UK’s registar of companies.

Searching “Eliusis” on the Companies House service yields a number of results.

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Digging through these yielded a few more names.

New Eleusis Limited

New Eleusis Limited has the following people listed: Lady Amanda Claire Feilding, Company Director; Robert James Fallowfield, secretary (resigned); and Omar Alexander Fayed, Director (resigned).

Amanda Feilding, as mentioned above, is the founder of the Beckley Foundation!

Omar Fayed is the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed.

Robert Fallowfield is listed in this 2011 Independent article as a colleague of Al-Fayed’s and was, at that time, director of Cocosa Lifestyle, a large online retail store.

Mr Fayed sold his Harrods business for £1.5bn to Qatar Holdings last year. If talks are successful to buy Cocosa, he will use the business as the launch pad for his online retail empire.

Note that there was a name change in March 2014: Mr O Fayed (Chairman), with Mr R J  Fallowfield in attendence, changed the name of the company from Eleusis Inc. Ltd to New Eleusis Limited. Document for the name change.

Back on Endole:

Lady Amanda Claire Feilding is listed as a Director of 6 companies: Beckley Labs Limited, Beckley Research AND Innovations Limited, Chaperon Limited, Beckleycan Limited, New Eleusis Limited, and Brainwaving Limited.

Fallowfield’s Endole page. Involved in 136 companies.

Omar Alexander Mohamed Al Fayed’s Endole page. Director of Allied Stars Film Limited (resigned) and The Ritz Hotel, Limited.

Eleusis Holdings Limited

Eleusis Holdings Limited, alongside Raz and Vernon, lists David Michael Weiner and Joanna Grace Natasegara as Directors. I couldn’t find anything on Weiner after a quick search.

Natasegara made the Netflix film The White Helmets alongside von Einseidel. Her Endole page is here. Her and Einseidel are also Directors of North Kivu Film Productions Limited. She is listed as producer of the Virunga Foundation from September 2015 and director of Virunga Productions C.I.C. The Virunga Foundation manages Virunga National Park in the Congo.

Also listed as Director of the Virunga Foundation (resigned) and Virunga Productions C.I.C. is Emmanuel de Merode. Endole page and Wikipedia page. He is the director of Virunga National Park. He is the second son of Charles, the Prince de Merode, and of his wife, born Princess Hedwige de Ligne. His parents belong to two of Belgium’s historically most ancient and influential families, the Merodes and the House of Ligne.

Virunga Productions produced the documentary Virunga (2014) about Virunga National Park.

Eleusis Capital Limited

Eleusis Capital Limited has listed as Director Harish Sekhri. He is listed as Director of 6 companies: SOMATOX LIMITED (09262832), PURIFIED SOUL LIMITED (09013785), ELEUSIS CAPITAL LIMITED (08665402), BURBANK GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED (07591087), PURIFIED SOUL LIMITED (10491515) (resigned), PROTECTED FINANCIAL LIMITED (10297728) (resigned).

I have not looked at these companies myself, but it could be worth doing so.

Companies House says that Sekhri was born in August 1978. Bafflingly, Googling his name yielded a result in the Yorkshire Evening Post in a story from 2005 where three Leeds men were spared jail after stockpiling up to £1 million in counterfeit designer goods. The Harish Sekrhi in this story was 27. Since the story was from 2005, this means the Yorkshire Evening Post Sekhri was also born in 1978. So either there are two Harish Sekhris of the same age, or they are the same person.

ELEUSIS LTD

ELEUSIS LTD was dissolved in March 2018 and has two new names: “Marc,Gerard,Aurele Falchi” and AMEDIA LTD. The former has no other companies listed under that name on Companies House; the latter is a very strange company with 656 assorted companies listed to its name. I’m sure it would be worth looking through these companies but I decided to leave it for the moment.

I found it on LinkedIn: it is a page automatically generated by LinkedIn.

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The website it links to is very strange indeed. It looks to my eyes deliberately unprofessional. Is this a front of some kind? A tax dodge?

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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) references Eleusis Benefit Corporation’s Director, Executive Officer and President Shlomi Rez in a Summer 2013 Bulletin:

We’ve also obtained FDA approval and are in the middle of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process for a pilot study examining MDMA-assisted therapy’s possible role in reducing social anxiety in autistic adults, to take place at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. In addition, we recently received a $10,000 donation from Shlomi Raz to develop a protocol for a study of LSD for problem solving and creativity.

Trawling through LinkedIn

Shlomi Raz, Director, Executive Officer and President of Eleusis Benefit Corporation, has a LinkedIn page which reflects an interesting history.

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Incidentally, Bellarmine College Preparatory is a private Jesuit all-male preparatory school in San Jose, California. As shown in the image after completing a Finance BS at Georgetown University Raz spent 7 years at JP Morgan Chase and 4 years at Goldman Sachs. Note that he left Goldman Sachs in December 2007, around the time of the financial crisis.

Following this he took a three year MA in Psychology at New York University and founded Aardvak Associates. A year after completing his MA he founded Eleusis. More on Aardvark Associates below.

Berrak Kocaoglu, who posted the advertisment for Eleusis on the Cambridge University Data Science Society group, also has a LinkedIn.

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So after Kocaoglu completed his undergraduate study at Yale he spent a year there as a research student before working as an analyst and then consultant with IMS Consulting Group. Genc Modern appears to be a Turkish art gallery. After his time at IMS he completed a M.Sc at Imperial College London, and became Director of Corporate Management for Eleusis Benefit Corporation.

The Koc School was founded by Vehbi Koç, who was one of Turkey’s wealthiest citizens until his death in 1996. He founded the Koç Group, now Koç Holding, which is still controlled by the Koç family today, and appears to be involved in virtually every industry.

Procter & Gamble is an enormous consumer goods and pharmaceutical company. The controversies section of their linked Wikipedia page is worth a read.

According to a presentation they gave at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in October 2011, IMS Consulting Group is “a global organization operating across Information & Analytics, Services, and Consulting”. A large component of the company deals in “Health Economics & Outcomes Research”. I recommend looking at the presentation for more details.

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Aardvark Associates

On his LinkedIn, Shlomi Raz is listed as a founder of Aardvark Associates, from 2009 to the present. Who are these people? Once again there is very little information online. Their LinkedIn lists them as having 5,001-10,000 employees but contains no other information.

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The website linked, much like the Eleusis Benefit Corporation, contains absolutely no information beyond a logo.

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LinkedIn won’t show me who else works there directly.

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One LinkedIn account linked to this company, found by Googling “Thermal Process Authority for entrepreneurial food processors at Aardvark Associates”, is Dave French. Here is his LinkedIn.

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However, I am not sure that this is the same Aardvark Associates, even though it says that they are on LinkedIn. Here is his website.

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I also found a court case from 1991 involving an Aardvark Associates Inc.

The district court granted summary judgment in favor of two insurance companies and against Aardvark Associates, Inc., a hauler of industrial waste from whom the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking to recover costs for cleaning up waste disposal sites.

However, there is so little information which I have been able to find on any of these companies that it is impossible for me to tell at this stage if they are the same companies, related in some way, or totally unrelated.

Oddities

On Googling Shlomi Raz, I came across this very strange post on Flickr from “jullia kim”. I have no idea what it means, but felt I should  include it. It is this photo, apparently of Shlomi Raz (and it does look like his LinkedIn picture), accompanied by a biography in the description of the image.

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Description to the image:

Shlomi Raz, Game Theory and Brain Washing – A Practitioner’s Guide

Part I – Game Theory

After providing a brief overview, I will relate the importance of game theory in explaining evolution and the astonishing progress of human civilization. I will then discuss three types of games that have a high degree of utility in everyday life – Tit-for-Tat, Chicken/Commitment Theory, Bargaining Theory, and will provide practical lessons from each.

Part II – Brainwashing (i.e. Transmarginal Inhibition and Collapse)

Following a brief background on the discovery of Transmarginal Inhibition I will discuss historical examples (John Wesley, Poro Tribe Initiations, Cultural Revolution, Fraternities and Investment Banking Analyst Programs) and provide tips on how to avoid being brainwashed and how to “influence” others.

Shlomi Raz was born in San Francisco and grew up in the vast suburb known as Silicon Valley. He attended a Mormon junior high, an all-boys Jesuit High School, where he won the California High School Speech and Debate Championship twice, and Georgetown University, where he barely earned a degree in Finance and Economics. At Georgetown, Shlomi founded “The Gonzo”, a college humor newspaper that nearly was the cause of his expulsion from the University and which ceased to exist a few years after his graduation.

Shlomi worked for JPMorgan, later JPMorganChase, in Investment Banking, Public Finance, Municipal Derivatives and Credit Hybrids. In 2003 he left JPMorgan and joined Goldman Sachs, rising to Managing Director responsible for Structured Product marketing. In this role Shlomi helped pioneer the use of derivatives, both as weapons of mass financial destruction, as well as for the betterment of mankind. In December 2008, Shlomi received notice that he was the target (amongst many others) of a Department of Justice investigation into Anti-Trust practices relating to work at JPMorgan almost eight years prior. He still awaits resolution of this matter, and like the A-Team, has gone underground, surviving as a soldier of fortune.

Shlomi is also currently writing an account of his life as well as a guide to becoming a financial samurai, and his discussions regarding game theory and brain washing come from drafts of this unfinished book.

Another strange thing about Eleusis is its name. From the Wikipedia page “Elusinian Mysteries“:

The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. They are the “most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece.” Their basis was an old agrarian cult, and there is some evidence that they were derived from the religious practices of the Mycenean period. The mysteries represented the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases; the descent (loss), the search, and the ascent, with the main theme being the ascent of Persephone and the reunion with her mother. It was a major festival during the Hellenic era, and later spread to Rome. Similar religious rites appear in the agricultural societies of Near East and in Minoan Crete.

The rites, ceremonies, and beliefs were kept secret and consistently preserved from antiquity. For the initiated, the rebirth of Persephone symbolized the eternity of life which flows from generation to generation, and they believed that they would have a reward in the afterlife. There are many paintings and pieces of pottery that depict various aspects of the Mysteries. Since the Mysteries involved visions and conjuring of an afterlife, some scholars believe that the power and longevity of the Eleusinian Mysteries, a consistent set of rites, ceremonies and experiences that spanned two millennia, came from psychedelic drugs. The name of the town, Eleusís, seems to be Pre-Greek and it is probably a counterpart with Elysium and the goddess Eileithyia.

[…]

Numerous scholars have proposed that the power of the Eleusinian Mysteries came from the kykeon’s functioning as an entheogen, or psychedelic agent. The use of potions or philtres for magical or religious purposes was relatively common in Greece and the ancient world. The initiates, sensitized by their fast and prepared by preceding ceremonies (see set and setting), may have been propelled by the effects of a powerful psychoactive potion into revelatory mind states with profound spiritual and intellectual ramifications. In opposition to this idea, other pointedly skeptical scholars note the lack of any solid evidence and stress the collective rather than individual character of initiation into the Mysteries. Indirect evidence in support of the entheogenic theory is that in 415 BC Athenian aristocrat Alcibiades was condemned partly because he took part in an “Eleusinian mystery” in a private house.

Many psychoactive agents have been proposed as the significant element of kykeon, though without consensus or conclusive evidence. These include the ergot, a fungal parasite of the barley or rye grain, which contains the alkaloids ergotamine, a precursor to LSD, and ergonovine. However, modern attempts to prepare a kykeon using ergot-parasitized barley have yielded inconclusive results, though Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin describe both ergonovine and LSA to be known to produce LSD-like effects.

Psychoactive mushrooms are another candidate. Terence McKenna speculated that the mysteries were focused around a variety of Psilocybe. Other entheogenic fungi, such as Amanita muscaria, have also been suggested. A recent hypothesis suggests that the ancient Egyptians cultivated Psilocybe cubensis on barley and associated it with the deity Osiris.

Another candidate for the psychoactive drug is an opioid derived from the poppy. The cult of the goddess Demeter may have brought the poppy from Crete to Eleusis; it is certain that opium was produced in Crete.

Another theory is that the psychoactive agent in kykeon is DMT, which occurs in many wild plants of the Mediterranean, including Phalaris and/or Acacia. To be active orally it must be combined with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala), which grows throughout the Mediterranean.

Summary

It is impossible to know what to make of all of this, but I hope you will agree that something very strange is going on. A few questions suggest themselves.

  • Why is Amanda Feilding, founder and director of the Beckley Foundation, the Director of New Eleusis Limited? Why was Mohamed Al-Fayid’s son Omar a Director? Why was Mohamed Al-Fayid’s colleague Robert James Fallowfield a Secretary? What links does New Eleusis Limited have to the other Eleusis companies involving Shlomi Raz and Patrick John Stephen Vernon?
  • Who is Patrick John Stephen Vernon? Why is he not only as director of many of the Eleusis companies, but also the film studio, Grain Media, which produced propaganda Netflix film The White Helmets, and the other studios associated with producers of this film?
  • What is the story behind von Eisiedel and Natasegara, directors of Netflix film The White Helmets, and their Oscar-winning film studio Grain Media? What are their links to Patrick John Stephen Vernon? What are their links to Virunga National Park and to Prince Emmanuel de Merode?
  • Who is Harish Sekhri? Why is he Director of Eleusis Capital Limited? What is the story behind the counterfeit merchandise scam he was involved with?
  • Who is Marc,Gerard,Aurele Falchi?
  • Who is behind the mysterious AMEDIA LTD? Why is their website so bad?
  • Who is Shlomi Raz? Who is Berrak Kocaoglu?
  • What is Eleusis Benefit Corporation trying to accomplish with is experiments?
  • Who is funding the Eleusis Benefit Corporation to the tune of $1 million?
  • If the Eleusis Benefit Corporation just trying to find a cure for Alzheimers, as this U.S. patent suggests, then why all the secrecy?
  • What are all these front companies for? What is the purpose of all this secrecy?
  • Do the academics and professors involved with the Beckley Foundation’s work at Imperial College London know about all of this?
  • Why did the NHS Brent Research Ethics Committee approve Eleusis Benefit Corporation here and here? They don’t just hand out approval forms for LSD testing to anyone. What information were they given that I have been unable to find? Why have they not shared this information with the world?
  • What did they do to the volunteers? 100 micrograms of LSD, as the Brent Research Ethics Committee approved here, is not an insubstantial amount, particularly since they might have been injecting it. How did they vet the volunteers to make sure that it was safe to do this? What if we get another Unabomber on our hands?
  • What exactly is Aardvark Associates?
  • What pharmaceutical companies are involved in all of this? Are intelligence agencies involved in all of this?
  • Who is funding the Beckley Foundation, and why?
  • Is this all legal?
  • What the hell is going on?

Finally we have the questions I posed at the beginning of this article, which remain unanswered.

  • Why the emphasis on high achievers? What is the purpose of this study? Who will benefit most from understanding how the brains of high achievers respond to psychedelics? Why must they be working on a problem that is highly meaningful in the context of a professional or academic pursuit? Why must they enjoy math and/or have strong math competency?
  • Does “available in London for 6 days” mean they are dosing people on 6 different occasions? What are they doing at the follow-up sessions?
  • Why is the University of Cambridge putting posters like this up in its computer science department? Why is Imperial College London putting posters up like this? Why are people handing out leaflets with this stuff on at the University of Bristol? What other universities were involved? Did anyone vet it to make sure it was safe?

If anyone can help me out with any of these questions, I would seriously appreciate it. Nothing about this story adds up. And as the history of MK-Ultra demonstrates, for all the enlightenment and understanding of consciousness that may or may not be obtained from scientific psychedelic research, the most immediate use for such things is for mind control. I suggest to anyone unfamiliar with the Robert F. Kennedy assassination to watch the documentary The Real Manchurian Candidate (2018), where Dr Daniel Brown, associate professor and hypnosis expert at Harvard Medical School, describes how Sirhan Sirhan was hypnotically programmed, with the use of psychedelic drugs among other things, to assassinate Robert F. Kennedy. You might also want to read A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (2018) by Lisa Pease when it is released this December.

Please also look at this CIA document hosted on the CIA website:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP99-00498R000100160048-5.pdf

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This is dangerous stuff. There is no good reason for these experiments to be shrouded in secrecy. I was lucky enough that my friend managed to find the picture he took of the poster last year, but without that I would never have remembered Eleusis’s name, and would never have been able to look into this. It should not be this easy to use students around the country, all of whom will be completely unwitting to these strange connections, as guinea pigs like this. This needs more eyes on it to help determine what is going on.


53 Comments

  1. Hi, I’m Jan Irvin of Logosmedia.com, formerly GnosticMedia.com. I’m a (the) world leading MKULTRA researcher. Most of these people are in my MKULTRA database. I can easily map this out and show how this is a CIA / MI6 study using all the same nonsense as usual. Wish I’d seen this sooner. I’ll start mapping this group out today.

    As I’ve previously exposed in long essays and in more than 100 shows on my podcast, the whole of the psychedelic revolution was / is a CIA / MI6 / Mossad creation. Amanda Feilding, et al, are already in the database and shown to be helping to fund ongoing MKULTRA research. MAPS is a CIA front headed by Rick Doblin, et al. Eleusis was a Greek mind control system that was promoted by Gordon Wasson (MKULTRA Subproject 58) with Albert Hofmann (the fake LSD inventor) and Prof. Carl Ruck of Boston U – also CIA.

    The players listed here are more of the same.

    I recommend those interested read this entire series, here, which will explain the players. https://logosmedia.com/SecretHistoryMagicMushroomsProject

    The database may be searched here: https://logosmedia.com/links/brain/

  2. Mark Gobell says

    MKULTRA and Karl Marx

    The major players from the “Frankfurt School” went into the CIA’s MK-ULTRA program.

    MK-ULTRA sub project 58 was the CIA’s launch of psychedelics via Henry Luce & Gordon Wasson et al.

    For those who are really interested in what lies behind the CIA’s MK-ULTRA program, see this post :

    MKULTRA : Karl Marx

    https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?p=1062729467#post1062729467

    It doesn’t get much clearer than that.

    MG

    • Acid Dreams is the single worst book on MKULTRA out there. It’s a limited hangout and is disinformation. I’ve exposed Martin Lee here: https://logosmedia.com/SpiesinAcademicClothing_MKULTRA – people interested in this subject will want to read the full article as in it I expose the 7 top MKULTRA books as controlled opposition.

      As I mention in the section discussing their nonsense book:

      “In 1985 Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain published what is, in my opinion, the most misleading and poorly researched book in all the available MKULTRA / psychedelic revolution literature, titled Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond. These authors repeatedly claim that there is no evidence that the government had launched the psychedelic revolution and counterculture – while omitting certain evidence and dismissing other evidence out of hand. We’ll track some of this evidence down to the primary citations to show the reader that the authors have covered up evidence that proved otherwise, while also quoting key CIA players and dismissing their quotes out of hand. Furthermore, the blow back mantra is repeated, as well as the James Moore myth started by Marks.”

  3. glamrock says

    Check out this presentation: “50 Years of Flower Power”
    Facinating stuff on the CIA’s creation of the drug culture.

    YouTube id: watch?v=4Z9T7jyn6iA

  4. rilme says

    Shlomo Ratz! “American” AND “israeli”!
    This whole story reads like an Onion spoof.

  5. Ian Brown says

    There are two important points to consider:

    1. MKUltra was a profound failure for mind control. Not only was LSD abandoned by the CIA and military, but many of those given LSD had the complete opposite effect, their minds became out of control of authority structures, and this rapidly spread throughout the culture. At the very worst the CIA and complicit psychiatrist were able to gravely harm people, but LSD was never effective for interrogation or brainwashing.

    2. The emergence of Eluesis Benefit Corp is not unique in that various for-profit and somewhat shady ventures such as Compass Pathways and Lightstar have popped up to riding on the coattails of the unambiguous success of research by MAPS, Heffter and the Beckley Foundation. The issue is that as psychedelics become legitimate by mainstream science, capitalistic interests are beginning to discover them.

    3. The notion that Albert Hoffman or Sasha Shulgin were sinister characters is totally delusional and paranoid. They are both very well represented publically, with their writings, interviews, etc. and are very well known by a large community of people.

    4. Anyone who has experienced psychedelics beyond the age of 17 will find the tone of this piece bizarre, misguided and ignorant. The critique of Eleusis, nonwithstanding, the notion that psychedelics are some sinister Nazi plot to control the masses is about as on the money as the idea that Mexicans brought reefer to America to make white people lazy and drive everyone insane. Maybe you missed the boat in the 60s and never got what the fuss was about, ok.

    5. It has taken more than 40 years for researchers and therapists to make a case for psychedelic medicine IN SPITE of government prohibition. A number of the earliest enthusiasts ended up in prison. The emerging data, particularly for MDMA, speaks for itself and funding for the research has been private coming from people who had positive and healing experiences with psychedelics and sought to bring them out of blanket illegality.

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    • Ian Brown says

      Sorry, when I started writing I had two points in mind and then they expanded…

    • Mulga Mumblebrain says

      We used to purloin MDMA from a University Psychology Department, long before some ‘entrepreneur’ re-labeled it ‘Ecstasy’, and the various Rightwing prohibitionist regimes, bent, as ever, on worsening social discord and angst, decided to ban it.

    • This Ian Brown’s post is total nonsense and he’s regurgitating the official CIA / MI6 narrative:

      “MKUltra was a profound failure for mind control. Not only was LSD abandoned by the CIA and military, but many of those given LSD had the complete opposite effect, their minds became out of control of authority structures, and this rapidly spread throughout the culture.”

      In no way whatsoever was MKULTRA as profound failure of any kind. The real MKULTRA is primarily the counterculture and psychedelic revolution itself – selling new age religions and degeneracy and fornicating in the mud to “rock idols” while high on drugs. I’ve exposed exactly what MKULTRA was and is over many shows and articles. This person, Ian Brown, is either entirely incompetent, or is complicit in the coverup and helping to sell the official narrative to keep you all from questioning what’s going on here.

      Ian is using appeals to ridicule “sinister characters is totally delusional and paranoid.”

      This is the simpleton cover story, which Ian regurgitates: “The issue is that as psychedelics become legitimate by mainstream science, capitalistic interests are beginning to discover them.”

      What Ian doesn’t want you to know is that Tim Leary, a CIA agent, went to the government in 1966 to have LSD outlawed to help him and the CIA promote it to the youth and counter cultures.

      Senator Dodd. Don’t you think that the drug needs to be put under control and restriction?

      Dr. LEARY. Pardon, sir.

      Senator Dodd. Let me rephrase my question. Don’t you feel that LSD should be put under some control, or restriction as to its use?

      Dr. LEARY. Yes, sir.

      Senator Dodd. As to its sale, its possession, and its use?

      Dr. LEARY. I definitely do. In the first place, I think that the 1965 Drug Control Act, which this committee, I understand, sponsored, is the high water mark in such legislation.
      […]

      Dr. Leary. Yes, sir. I agree completely with your bill, the 1965 Drug Control Act. I think this is—

      Senator Dodd. That the Federal Government and the State governments ought to control it?

      Dr. Leary. Exactly. I am in 100 percent agreement with the 1965 drug control bill.

      Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts. So there shouldn’t be—

      Dr. Leary. I wish the States, I might add, would follow the wisdom of this committee and the Senate and Congress of the United States and follow your lead with exactly that kind of legislation.

      Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts. So there should not be indiscriminate distribution of this drug should there?

      Dr. Leary. I have never suggested that, sir. I have never urged anyone to take LSD. I have always deplored indiscriminate or unprepared use. [72]

      Psychedelics cause hyper suggestion and the drugs should really be called ‘suggestogens’… I’d simply warn everyone here to not believe anything Ian Brown says. If Ian would like to have a public debate of facts, I’ll happily destroy him.

      For those interested in a more honest view at MKULTRA, read this article
      https://logosmedia.com/SpiesinAcademicClothing_MKULTRA

  6. Fair dinkum says

    Could it be that the One Per Cent are simply bored?
    They need some ‘guinea pigs’ to test the drugs that they believe will alleviate their ennui.
    The irony is, that the only way to peace, Love, Truth, god, or whatever you choose to call ‘it’, is through self realisation.
    And that is a long process of diminishing one’s ignorance.
    They have no hope.

    • wardropper says

      ‘Fraid so. Boredom was at the root of the fall of the Roman Empire, and it will be at the root of the Washminster empire too.
      Let’s face it, when you have everything which money can buy, you get bored.
      If our incredibly greedy modern capitalists actually knew what it was to have a hobby about which one was truly passionate, their IQs would probably soar to unprecedented heights, and the world would not fear for its future as it now does.
      But that would entail the admission that one can be passionate about something which money can NOT buy, and that concept is bred out of these lethal worms from a very early age.

  7. DomesticExtremist says

    As any fule no, mescalin and psylocibin are far better theraputics than LSD.
    No need for studies, just ask any of the millions who have already tried.

  8. Jen says

    From what I read of Albert Hoffman’s experience riding the bicycle while under the influence of LSD, I had the thought that it might be an ideal hallucinogen (perhaps modified in certain ways) to give to jihadis in Syria and other parts of the Middle East where the US and/or its allies have a foot-hold. Ditto for soldiers fighting in US-created and led wars in other parts of the world.

    If certain side effects such as psychosis and paranoia can be induced, the resulting behaviour could be directed or channelled into violence that targets people designated as “enemies”.

    And afterwards when the effects wear off, the jihadi fighter or soldier has no memory of what s/he did.

    • Do people still actually believe that Albert Hofmann invented LSD? The bicycle day story is totally bogus. His boss at Sandoz, Arthur Stoll a member of the Royal Society (fake science) is who invented LSD, and my guess is likely around 1918. The invention of LSD was passed over to Hofmann to cover up roughly 20 years of human experiments. The bicycle day story was cooked up as a cover for those who don’t question the official narrative.

      As CIA agent and SRI head man Willis Harman stated in his ABC Australia news interview:

      “The story really starts way back in 1935 with a group of followers of the German mystic Rudolf Steiner who lived in a village in Southern Germany. In 1935 a dark cloud was over Europe so the members of this group set out very deliberately to synthesize chemicals which were like the natural vegetable substances which they were well aware had been used in all the world’s major religious traditions down through the centuries. By 1938 they had synthesized psilocybin, LSD and about thirty other drugs. They had stopped to think about the consequences of letting all this loose, and decided against it. They decided that they were not sure what the negative effects of the drugs would be and that it just wasn’t a very wise thing to do.

      Five years later, in 1943, when Europe was really in bad shape, they decided apparently that possible negative consequences were nothing compared to the consequences of not doing this.

      Now, two members of this group, which lived in a very tight religious community, were in the Sandoz chemical company – that’s partly how this project came to be. One of them was the chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann. He cooked up the newspaper story, that everyone has heard now, about the accidental ingestion of LSD and the realization of what its properties were after an amazing bicycle ride home and the visions and so on. This group quietly gave supplies of the chemical to a number of doctors around the world… [109] [emphasis added] ~ Willis Harmon”

  9. Jen says

    Recall seeing an episode of Derren Brown’s “The Experiments” in which he hypnotised and trained a member of the public to be an assassin and to “kill” the actor Stephen Fry at a theatre. Here’s the link to the episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90xfZJQzAhc

    Brown and his team of advisors relied on what was known at the time (2011 or 2012) of how Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was hypnotised into becoming an assassin.

  10. Bruce Myer says

    Here’s a link with some interesting details about Shlomi Raz’s resume and activities:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/34562542@N06/3553570681

    “Brainwashing” seems to be a topic of great interest to him.

    Quote from resume:

    Shlomi worked for JPMorgan, later JPMorganChase, in Investment
    Banking, Public Finance, Municipal Derivatives and Credit Hybrids.

    In 2003 he left JPMorgan and joined Goldman Sachs, rising to Managing
    Director responsible for Structured Product marketing. In this role
    Shlomi helped pioneer the use of derivatives, both as weapons of mass
    financial destruction, as well as for the betterment of mankind. In
    December 2008, Shlomi received notice that he was the target (amongst
    many others) of a Department of Justice investigation into Anti-Trust
    practices relating to work at JPMorgan almost eight years prior. He
    still awaits resolution of this matter, and like the A-Team, has gone
    underground, surviving as a soldier of fortune.

    Shlomi is also currently writing an account of his life as well as a
    guide to becoming a financial samurai, and his discussions regarding
    game theory and brain washing come from drafts of this unfinished
    book.

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  11. John Helsby says

    Thanks for the comments everybody. I’ve found a few more things.

    There’s the slideshow someone in the comments linked. http://manxbiomed.im/ibweb/res/pdf/gen/ShlomiRaz2014.pdf

    The pdf of the leaflet. https://knightsatari.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/eleusis-benefit-corporation-phase-1b-volunteer-specification_general-distribution_v1.pdf

    Neiloufar Family is the Director of Research and Development at Eleusis Therapeutics Ltd.

    LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/neiloufar-family-10065b27/

    Twitter. https://twitter.com/neiloufar?lang=en

    Two papers Family coauthored with others including David Nutt.

    Semantic activation in LSD: evidence from picture naming. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23273798.2016.1217030
    LSD enhances the emotional response to music. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26257162

    Verge article from April 24th, 2017 referencing Eleusis:

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/24/15403644/microdosing-lsd-acid-productivity-benefits-brain-studies

    In fact, findings from the first known scientific study investigating safety and tolerability of low-dose LSD were slated to go public at Psychedelic Science last weekend. But three weeks before the scheduled presentation, lead investigator Neiloufar Family and her UK-based team at Eleusis Benefit Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, withdrew their study from the conference lineup, leaving the timing for LSD’s prescription drug future uncertain.

    “Certainly, nobody else is working with LSD in a drug development context,” says Doblin. “So if their study isn’t the first step, there is no first step.”
    ““I’m not exactly sure what’s going on.””

    Family told The Verge that she and her team are hoping to have everything completed this summer, but are unable to comment on the study until that time. When reached for clarification via email, Eleusis’s founder Shlomi Raz wrote that though the clinical trial is complete, its analysis continues, alongside other studies in process.“We hope to be able to release these aggregated findings at the same time so as to provide the scientific, medical, and broader public with a more comprehensive perspective on the research and its implications,” Raz wrote in the email.

    Raz declined to comment on whether Eleusis plans to patent and sell low-dose LSD for prescription use. “They’re pretty secretive,” says Doblin, “so I’m not exactly sure what’s going on.”

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  12. Frankly Speaking says

    People would be very naive to believe that MK Ultra wasn’t superceded by a similar programme. All those billions of dollars earned from running heroin operations need to be spent on some nefarious purpose or other.

    When i was younger i used to laugh incredulously at the use of the term The Great Satan levelled at the US by various Middle Eastern strongmen and Ayatollahs, however, not excusing their own sins, I can now after a decade or two of enlightenment clearly understand why some elements of the US are viewed in this way.

    Thankfully there are still many decent people in the US. The sooner that they are able to remove the Deep State the better, but we may have to wait for decades or even for ever.

    We can be sure that the US and UK are running all manner of experiments for the purpose of controlling the population and for war. Whether the funding is on or off budget can be discussed, but not that it’s occurring.

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    • Mulga Mumblebrain says

      The Rigorous Intuition web-site had a good deal of interesting posts regarding the great interest in matters diabolical and Satanic manifested over the years by elements of the US elite. It makes chilling reading, and when one studies the likes of Pompeo, Bolton, Cheney etc, the evidence is there for all to see,

  13. Isn’t this simply the way that corporate intent operates? – at least in terms of those agenda that would otherwise meet obstruction.

    You are of course opening a ‘mindfield’, and because the human mind is predicated and identified with possession and control rather than the function of the extension and exchange within wholeness of being. And so true function is obscured and the hiding-by-deceit is protected from exposure by ‘minefields’ of deceits and defences. Fronting and faces for the interface of mass attention.

    Mind-control, mind-capture, mind-usurpation or mind-hacking are all facets of a way of thinking that runs the idea of power acted out in or upon the world, rather than the recognition of the power that gives rise to awareness of being in relation as actual presence.

    Just as a self-lack in shame and guilted fear of penalty is associated with the symbol of fig-leaves in the ‘Separation’ experience of losing a Soul to gain the hollowing and isolating promise of a world of one’s own, so does fig-leaft thinking work the mind as ‘legion’ or multiply partitioned as layers of cover stories of ‘plausible deniability’ that supports an ongoing pursuit of power that HAS to run in darkness because its open attack would not merely meet rejection, but would give away or reveal its denied fear of lack of substance.

    But is is the identity in of lack, scarcity and competition that sets the power struggle in terms of gaining life or power from the death or disempowering of others. It is also the identity in the wish to get or gain special power and privilege that sets up the ‘mark’ as a target.

    The global corporate dominance through corporate technological infrastructures that then extend networks of dependence and pathways of conditioning. Market capture became mind-capture. And the ‘manufacture of consent’. The social and genetic-cum-biotech remaking of life in the image of its maker, whose mind is revealed in its fruits.

    The mind-in-story or personality identification is a mythically derived archetype running upon a matrix of which it not only unaware but unwilling or unable to accept its true condition. Perhaps the hieros and the demos initially worked division between those who have the capacity of a greater understanding and those who are effectively running within their tribal story.

    The development of secret or insider knowledge as a key to power is a human development of a fundamental law. No one can recognize what they are not twilling to accept, and so even if given or exposed to ‘knowledge’, they will mis take it for something else. Likewise those who interpret fearfully censor and deny the freedoms of others so as to drive them ‘underground’ to then work in secret.

    And so the divisions of surface reality or surface consciousness in various degrees of openness or privacy as a matrix of positive discriminations and negative denials, that illuminate the underlying fears to being undone OR to a manipulative intent, depending on the active purpose.

    This is the same with our consciousness as a many levelled and shifting partition of complex defences that limits its own cognitive function to support the continuity of its narrative identity.

    An intervention that undermines the capacity to maintain the filters and identification opens an expanded perspective, but without preparation the experience is as likely to be traumatic as beatific, and the opening of consciousness OUTSIDE of a truly grounded and aligned purpose is exactly the liability to be led into error, to have one’s error fed and nurtured and to be made a tool while believing one is on the true path.

    Hence the prayer ‘lead us not into temptation’ is to my mind a recognition that the true Call is not a call to personal power in private gratifications under some special dispensation. But of course it can be the living context in which such corruptions and substitution for being and sharing in the true power of life are brought to light and released. Banning drugs or anything else generates a curiosity and fascination with what it is.

    The business you have looked into may be at least under an ideal of finding a way out of an impossible predicament by putting high aptitude minds into expanded states under controlled conditions, or they could only be doing so to effectively seek control of such a resource. the use of Asperger spectrum personality types for computer code problems and other abstract mental problem solving is no secret – though I don’t know if they were specifically bred for purpose!

    Micro-dosing psychedelic is – I believe – common place in CEOs or tech firms and who know who else and may allow attunement to the field of information at a wordless or intuitive level. In pursuit of self-interest – real or delusional, people will do most anything. And the nature of a self-deceit is that we are always the last one’s to know it.

    In some sense your questioning this is a bridge from conventional power politics to the so called medical and psychological politics. For science that is NOT politics you need to seek out those who persist in what they hold true despite being blanked , unfunded, or vilified by mainstream ‘consensus’.

    The way to bring science back from private agenda seeking power and profit is to bring it into the OPEN.
    Meanwhile pay for play operates across the spectrum – not only in politics.

    PS The way out of an impossible situation is the recognition that being impossible, one cannot be in it. And so the issue becomes a curiosity as to why we persist in setting up impossible goals that are designed to fail. And this is because our active purpose is not our stated purpose. People do not WANT truth while they fear it condemns them, and so generate every defence against it as the lesser evil by which to ‘survive’ or at least delay the ‘inevitable’. But who has anything to fear from truth but a lie given identity and protection?

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  14. Jane says

    There is an interesting article in the Mail Online about Amanda Feilding and her efforts to restart research on psychedelic drugs. All for the good of mankind, to treat depression and so on and to cleanse the doors of perception. We might not need to cheer ourselves up so much if we ate more saturated fat, but that is something else. Here is the link to the article. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5728499/How-paid-help-legalise-lethal-mind-bending-party-drugs.html

    • Frankly Speaking says

      Saturated fats, eggs, meat, all in moderation are essential for humans. This sudden drive towards veganism dressed up as being good for the climate has to be viewed very critically. The climate is changing due to human activity, but it’s not a simple solution to address it.

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      • Mulga Mumblebrain says

        Consuming far less meat would contribute to alleviating anthropogenic climate destabilisation, but by itself would be woefully insufficient. We need total de-carbonisation as fast as possible, massive reforestation and albedo restoration for a start, but even that would be insufficient to avert the cataclysm. What the denialists cannot understand due to intellectual insufficiency, or deny secondary to some ideological cum spiritual hatred of Life on Earth, is that the current anthropogenic destabilisation of the climate, through the emission of greenhouse gases (plus massive deforestation, biodiversity loss and gargantuan other pollution of every kind)has occurred ten to twenty times faster than at any other time that we know of for hundreds of millions of years. Just the heat sequestered in the oceans over the last 200 years (150 zettajoules ie 10 to the 21st power)guarantees MILLENNIA of almost certainly irreversible climate chaos.

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  15. John Marks says

    This Manchurian candidate stuff, together with Gavin Williamson’s support of Trump ending the nuclear weapons control (SALT) treaties, means we’re headed back into deep Cold War with Russia – and probably China – with no good reason at all.

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  16. Another link found is a lecture by Dr Neiloufar Family, “Effects of LSD on Lexical Retrieval During Picture Naming”

  17. Philpot says

    Nice still from “Dr Strangelove – or how I came to love the bomb” on the screen in front of Slomi Raz in the post on Flickr from “jullia kim. Any significance, or just an informative coincidence?

    • John Marks says

      Dr Strangelove seems to have taken over the British MoD.
      Along with the likes of Stoltenberg, Williamson is scrapping the nuclear arms control treaties.
      The sooner we get rid of this barking mad Conservative government, the better.

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      • Mulga Mumblebrain says

        Alien observers, while examining our coming self-destruction, will no doubt be highly amused to see that creatures as utterly insufficient in every parameter of decency and competence as Williamson, drove the process with a mixture of Evil and imbecility. Under what rock did the Tories find it?

      • Is this John D. Marks, the assistant to the director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research who wrote The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, the disinfo / limited hangout book that I exposed as a fraud?

        Or are you the director now? Or did you eventually become the director, if you’re the same John Marks?

        Just asking. If it’s you, I exposed you here: https://logosmedia.com/SpiesinAcademicClothing_MKULTRA

        If that’s you, you had CIA personnel help you write that book, including Wasson and others I’ve already exposed.

        ” There has been a whole galaxy of people who have provided specialized help, and I would like to thank them all: Jeff Kohan, Eddie Becker, Sam Zuckerman, Matthew Messelson, Julian Robinson, Milton Kline, Marty Lee, M. J. Conklin, Alan Scheflin, Bonnie Goldstein, Paul Avery, Bill Mills, John Lilly, Humphrey Osmond, Julie Haggerty, Patrick Oster, Norman Kempster, Bill Richards, Paul Magnusson, Andy Sommer, Mark Cheshire, Sidney Cohen, Paul Altmeyer, Fred and Elsa Kleiner, Dr. John Cavanagh, and Senator James Abourezk and his staff.

        I sent drafts of the first ten chapters to many of the people I interviewed (and several who refused to be interviewed). My aim was to have them correct any inaccuracies or point out material taken out of context. The comments of those who responded aided me considerably in preparing the final book. My thanks for their assistance to Albert Hofmann, Telford Taylor, Leo Alexander, Walter Langer, John Stockwell, William Hood, Samuel Thompson, Sidney Cohen, Milton Greenblatt, Gordon Wasson, James Moore, Laurence Hinkle, Charles Osgood, John Gittinger (for Chapter 10 only), and all the others who asked not to be identified.[91] [emphasis added] ~ John D. Marks”

        Reads like a who’s who of CIA personnel.

    • John Helsby says

      I also used yandex.ru and duckduckgo. But I didn’t dig any deeper than what’s in the article, I felt like I had enough to show something strange is going on and was hoping that other people might take an interest and look for themselves. I’m asking around amongst people I know to see if I can track down anyone who volunteered for the experiment, though I’m not especially hopeful. I will keep paying attention to the topic but don’t know if I’m good enough at this sort of research to find out much more myself at this stage.

  18. Michael Cromer says

    If it is any help – there are LSD vending machines in both The House of Lords and the Houses of Parliament.

  19. Sarah Hayes says

    Probably not much help to you, but Amanda Feilding is the Countess of Wemyss and March. Her son is Rock Feilding-Mellen, Kensington and Chelsea Council’s deputy leader and the councillor responsible for housing and regeneration at the time of the Grenfell disaster. Amanda allowed her children to do drugs: “In our home there were no taboos,” Mr Feilding-Mellen’s mother said last summer. “The children grew up knowing that you could smoke pot and work, and even enhance your cognitive function if you’re clever and combine it with other substances.”

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bohemian-origins-of-housing-leader-rock-feilding-mellen-5tclmh7jt

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